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A Microsoft account is a personal account required for access to Microsoft’s products and services.

What is a Microsoft account used for?

You need a Microsoft account to sign in to your Windows pc, Xbox console, or any of Microsoft’s products and services, including Office,, OneDrive, Xbox Live, Microsoft 365, Family Safety, Skype, Bing, Microsoft Store and MSN.

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Microsoft account dashboard

Your Microsoft account dashboard is where you can manage your personal information and security settings, keep tabs on your subscriptions and order history, and manage your payment and billing options.

You can also organize your family’s digital life, track the health and safety of your devices, and browse or redeem rewards.

Microsoft account dashboard

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Microsoft account dashboard areas

If you have any issues with your Microsoft account or need help with account recovery​​​​​​, use our guided tool below to help you find the correct solution.

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